SLAS2016 Short Courses

Sample Management: Best Practice, Trends and Challenges

Presented in Partnership with the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)

Course Description

This course will provide current status and considered best practice in the discipline of sample management. It will focus on the traditional aspects of compound management (including how to maintain and measure quality of compounds) but cover the synergies and differences in managing biologics. Consideration will be given to key challenges and future directions. With the growth and interest in biological sample management the course has been expanded to cover this discipline.

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Sue Holland Crimmin
United Kingdom

Dr Sue Holland-Crimmin is Director of Sample Management Technologies at GSK Philadelphia. She has worked in areas of Compound Management, HT Screening and IT during her career which has spanned 3 countries and major sites within the GSK. She led the successful development and implementation of sample handling automation system for HTS at GSK. Sue holds a PhD in Microbial Biochemistry and Genetics and is a trained Lean Sigma facilitator. She is a member of the SLAS SBS Executive council and co-edited the JBS special edition on Compound Management. She has served on the Scientific Board for the Association of Laboratory Automation, European Laboratory Automation and as editor of the Journal of Laboratory Automation.

Katheryn Shea
Past President ISBER
Vice President Precision for Medicine

Katheryn Shea is the Vice President of Bioservices at Precision for Medicine, which is focused on delivering specialized scientific services, infrastructure, and technologies to help life science organizations develop and commercialize individualized medicines and therapies. For over 20 years she has led the repository program, helping clients build biological collections from design through implementation, maintenance and closeout stages. She is the Immediate Past President of the International Society of Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), is a member of the College of American Pathologist (CAP) Biorepository Accreditation Committee, and is the Biorepository Director for the CAP Biorepository Accreditation held by her company.